Women play a critical role in the welfare and security of Iraqi families and are a significant force in influencing the revitalization of civil society and economic development within the country. Holding true that nations where women are educated, employed, and active in public life are more stable and prosperous, USAID actively supports the needs and interests of Iraqi women and incorporates gender considerations into all activities.
USAID works with elected officials, community leaders and grassroots organizations throughout the country to advocate women’s interests. USAID’s programs support women entrepreneurs, business leaders, elected officials, professionals, and widows to ensure that they benefit from increased economic growth and increased capacity building.
Our impacts in this sector include:
Last updated: August 12, 2014